The challenge is to
Using only STRAWS &
What’s the deal:
Using a combination of straws and pipe cleaners only, build the
TALLEST FREESTANDING structure possible.
Here are the rules:
Ø You have to use a total of 15 pieces of material. Any combination of straws and pipe cleaners.
Ø The structure must be able to stand alone. It cannot be leaning on the table or the wall etc.
Ø It must be able to stand alone for 60 seconds without collapsing.
Ø The structure must be measured with a yardstick.
Ø The measurement of the structure and its ability to standalone must be verified by a library staff member.
Ø The team with the tallest freestanding structure verified by library staff by October 5 will win a candy prize!
Can you build a bridge out of Straws that can hold the weight of 100 pennies?
This week’s challenge has you building a bridge that can hold the weight of 100 pennies!!
Your bridge must be suspended by using the 4 books provided. You may only use the materials provided in the STRAWBEES kit, as well as any of the cardboard pieces, 1 sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper, a cup, and the pennies. All of the materials do not have to be used but no others may be.
Your bridge must be suspended from the 4 books and be able to hold the weight of the pennies for at least 10 seconds.
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iLab challenge for the week of January 4, 2016: Build a tower!
Materials: 25 index cards, 12 inches of tape
Task: Build a 2 foot tall tower using 25 notecards and 12 inches of tape that is strong enough to support a small stuffed animal.